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Monday, January 4th

[7:27 AM]
Tenon Announces WebTen For MacOS X Server
Tenon Systems has announced WebTen 4.0 for MacOS X Server. WebTen will run on Rhapsody DR2 and is ready to be shipped for Mac OS X Server when it is released. WebTen is Tenon's Rhapsody/Mac OS X Server adaptation of Apache, one of the worlds most used Internet server solution for Linux and other flavors of Unix. According to Tenon:

"While taking advantage of MacOS X Server's preemptive multitasking, memory protection and advanced virtual memory, WebTen 4.0 gives Macintosh users the same advanced features of WebTen 2.1 (for MacOS). WebTen's caching conforms to the Internet Caching Protocol to support cascading proxies. The SSL 3.0 supports multiple certificates on a single host. A high-performance, internet-standard search engine, ht://Dig, is included."

In a move designed to bolster the Mac as an Internet serving platform, Tenon has also made it easier for Mac developers to develop Apache-based plug-ins for WebTen by making the WebTen SDK a free download. With it, developers can create Apache modules for WebTen for Mac OS, WebTen for MacOS X Server, WebTen for Mac OS X, as well as the open source Apache included with Mac OS X Server, MkLinux, and LinuxPPC. The WebTen SDK is designed to work with Metrowerks' CodeWarrior or Tenon's own MachTen UNIX. According to Tenon's President, Steve Holmgren:

"Transitioning WebSTAR-style plug-ins to Apache modules will expand Macintosh plug-in developer's reach to the almost two million Apache web servers on other platforms."

WebTen 4.0 (for Rhapsody DR2) is available for US$295 from Tenon's web site and will be available on CD for US$495 when Mac OS X server ships.

The Mac Observer Spin: The Mac OS has been a popular server solution for many web developers due to its inherent security and remarkable ease-of-use when compared to other options, but the Mac is not a fast server solution. Linux and Unix solutions remain the fastest and most robust server solutions available on the market today.

Products like WebTen and StarNine's WebStar have made great strides toward bypassing the Mac's built in bottlenecks to speed and robustness and WebTen 4.0 looks poised to significantly narrow the gap.

Tenon

 



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